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The Reading Club's Featured Books

Our featured selections are award-winning books that are obtainable in print from libraries and bookstores, and are also available in alternate formats (electronic or braille). Grade levels are approximate.


Grades 4-7

Hatchet

By Gary Paulsen

1987. Bradbury Press, NY


Available in braille or electronic formats from the following sources:

1. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Available to borrow in braille and download in Web-braille (free to registered users)
http://www.loc.gov/nls/
800-424-8567

2. Seedlings
$18.50
http://www.seedlings.org/
800-777-8552



While 13-year-old Brian is going to visit his father in Canada, the small plane he is flying in crashes in the Canadian wilderness. He is alone and unprepared to live in the wilderness, but he has one asset: his hatchet. How will Brian survive?

Helen Keller visited Canada twice, once in 1901 and again in 1957. Helen loved to be outdoors, and once said, "To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug."

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